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Date Night Restaurants

Date Night in Cedar Park

During hectic times, it can be hard to get away and enjoy a nice dinner out with your significant other. Driving to downtown Austin seems like such an ordeal, especially if you have to add coordinating a babysitter too. Well, the good news is you really don’t have to go far to enjoy a relaxing night out with these local Date Night Restaurants. And you don’t have to pay the babysitter an extra hour and a half for your drive time to Austin!

Whether you are looking for an upscale option or you just want to get out for a good meal without wrestling a toddler into a highchair or cutting someone else’s food, there are some nice options right here in Cedar Park. Most all restaurants have gotten very good at offering take out and delivery conveniently and deliciously if you’d prefer to make it a night at home without cooking.  Set up the dining room or a cozy spot in front of the fireplace and order takeout from any of these local restaurants.

Here are some of our favorite Date Night Restaurants in Cedar Park and nearby, perfect for a night out or a night in.

Abby’s Louisiana Crab Shack
202 Walton Way in Cedar Park
This restaurant is an excellent option for takeout because the food travels well. You can set a pretty table and get cracking. Abby’s Louisiana Crab Shack menu offers an extensive selection of fresh quality seafood for your dining experience.

Blue Corn Harvest
700 E Whitestone Blvd #204 in Cedar Park
Blue Corn Harvest serves up tasty locally sourced ingredients with a Southwestern flair. The casual dining atmosphere or their tree-covered patio are the perfect places to kick back and relax on a nice evening. We love Blue Corn Harvest because it’s always fresh and made to order. They also have a large gluten-free menu. The Bloody Mary Bar on Sundays is Cedar Park’s best-kept secret! Patio dining is available.

Bulevar Mexican Kitchen
9400 Arboretum Blvd Austin, TX
Just a short drive to the Arboretum will be worth it to dine at this energetic restaurant that goes beyond classic Mexican dishes, offering modern interpretations with global influences, resulting in bold flavors and exciting culinary creations. Bulevar is renowned for its innovative approach to Mexican food. Their menu features unique dishes like the “SOPE DEL FUEGO” – pork belly, flank steak, pineapple-guajillo with sweet onion puree or “CRAB TOSTADA” – lump crab, avocado, chive and radish. They also offer an extensive selection of handcrafted cocktails and a lively atmosphere. Stepping into Bulevar is like entering a fiesta. The space is alive with colorful decor, vibrant artwork, and upbeat music. The open kitchen allows you to witness the culinary magic firsthand, adding to the dynamic atmosphere.

Cielito Lindo
1540 Cypress Creek Road in Cedar Park
There are many options for Mexican food in Cedar Park. You can find anything from a roadside stand to a large chain. But, if you are looking for a quiet, quaint, locally owned, sit down and relax kind of atmosphere, Cielito Lindo Mexican Cuisine is the perfect spot. And bonus, their food is excellent! One Yelp review said, “If Soto is the Uchi of Cedar Park, Cielito Lindo is the Fonda San Miguel of Cedar Park – but better.” Now that’s a compliment! It is BYOB, so swing into Sprouts to pick up something to bring. New owners now.

1717 Scottsdale Dr Suite 160 in Cedar Park
If you are looking for a fun and active date night, check out The Fieldhouse! You can go ice skating, play pickleball, kick a soccer ball around, sand volleyball or kick back at the sports bar, watch an outdoor movie or chill near a fire pit. It’s the ultimate date night spot all in one place. They have many events year round too.
Take a scenic drive half way to Marble Falls to enjoy a beautiful winery in the heart of the Hill Country. Their Bistro serves wood fired pizza, cheese boards and tasty main dishes. Enjoy a wine tasting with your dinner or separately in their tasting room. Reservations recommended.

Foxhole Culinary Tavern
13995 N Highway 183 in Austin
Foxhole Culinary Tavern is an unexpected gem in North Austin. This Gastropub with cool decor and great food is the perfect place to grab a drink and then have dinner. From the location, you wouldn’t expect such a warm and welcoming interior and amazing food. Definitely, a must-add to your list of date night spots close to home. Patio dining is available.

Freda’s Seafood Grille
10903 Pecan Park Blvd in Austin
Upscale-casual dining room, bar & patio for Southern-leaning seafood & steaks. Nice atmosphere and delicious food. They also have one of the best seafood Sunday brunch buffets. Patio dining is available.

Good Lot
2500 W New Hope Dr in Cedar Park
For a casual date night spot, check out The Good Lot beer garden and food truck park. They have a ton of beers on tap and sever excellent food trucks. There are lawn games and plenty of seating, in the pavilion and under the oaks. With a small playground, you can even bring the little ones and still be able to enjoy a conversation while they play. Win win.

Grove Wine Bar
1310 E Whitestone Blvd #500 in Cedar Park
The Grove is a beautiful modern building with a cool, relaxed vibe that offers an upscale feel you wouldn’t expect in the suburbs. They have an extensive wine list and a full bar. It’s one of the best Happy Hour spots in Cedar Park too. Their happy hour food menu serves up some of their best dishes at a tantalizing price. I am still dreaming of having the scallop entree again soon. Go enjoy an evening on the patio under the light-filled trees with a glass of wine and some delicious food. Patio dining is available.

1345 E Whitestone Blvd in Cedar Park
Local in source, Texan in Spirit not only in the kitchen but in the community, is what Jack Allen’s Kitchen is all about. Executive chef and owner Jack Gilmore, along with partner Tom Kamm, set out to provide Central Texas with fresh, locally sourced food that puts smiles on faces, while simultaneously giving back to those who need it most.

The League Kitchen and Tavern
10526 W Parmer Ln in Austin at Avery Ranch
The League Kitchen and Tavern is an excellent Avery Ranch eatery offering upscale pub fare in a nice atmosphere. It’s the perfect date night spot to have a drink, relax and enjoy a casual setting with upscale, quality food offerings. They also have a delicious brunch on the weekends.

LemonGrass Thai by Sip Saam
1320 Cypress Creek Road Ste 100 in Cedar Park
Authentic Thai food with bold flavors and an artistic presentation. Everything we have tried at Lemongrass has been delicious! You won’t be disappointed.

Lucky Rabbit Bar and Restaurant
18626 Ranch Road 1431 in Jonestown
Just a scenic short drive away in Jonestown is Lucky Rabbit. You don’t want to miss this hidden gem, if live music is on your radar for a date night. Cool atmosphere, amazing shaded patio under the oaks with lawn games and an outdoor bar built into an old school bus. They have delicious weekly specials and unique menu items too.

Mandola’s
12100 W Parmer Ln Ste 200 in Cedar Park
Italian grocery and eatery with great food, bustling atmosphere, and warm hospitality. Although the food is excellent, fair warning that they also have a playground which is usually pretty lively. There is a more quiet front room for conversation. Get an after-dinner gelato to go and take a stroll at Brushy Creek Lake Park. Patio dining is available.

Max’s Fusion & Bar
800 W Whitestone Blvd ste B5, Cedar Park
Delicious scratch made Vietnamese food with a unique twist. Their hand crafted cocktails will surprise you!

Moonshine Grill
10525 West Parmer Lane in Austin at Avery Ranch
This new addition to the Avery Ranch dining scene is straight from Austin. The Moonshine Grill in downtown Austin has been serving up fresh, local comfort food since 2003. This popular Austin establishment recently opened in Avery Ranch and has definitely saved us a trip downtown! Voted the Best Brunch in Austin, why not make it a relaxing date brunch instead? Patio dining is available.

Moutons Bistro & Bar
1821 S Lakeline Blvd #104 in Cedar Park
Moutons offers a vibrant menu of hearty Southern & Cajun-Creole dishes, plus cocktails in a laid-back setting. Make it a date Brunch! They have one of the best brunch menus in town.

1420 Cypress Creek Road Ste 300 in Cedar Park
It is a local ramen shop that is inspired to serve the most exciting ramen, made from scratch. In October 2021, Chef Vinh’s ramen dream became a reality as “Ramen512 brick and mortar shop came to life. In February 2022, Ramen512 is included in the list of Best New Restaurants of ATX by The Infatuation ATX.

Santa Catarina
500 Cypress Creek Road in Cedar Park
Santa Catarina is one of Cedar Park’s newest restaurants located next to the City Hall offices. The beautiful interior, huge patio, and playground offer a nice space for the whole family to enjoy. The food is not your typical Tex-Mex fare. They pride themselves in using the freshest ingredients to create unique dishes with modern interiors and coastal Mexican flavors. Patio dining is available.

Soto Sushi
11066 Pecan Park Blvd in Cedar Park at Lakeline
Soto is more of an anniversary or birthday kind of place. They have affordable lunch specials, but dinner can be on the pricey side. However, if you are looking for upscale dining, a romantic atmosphere, and artistically presented sushi dishes, then Soto is the place for you. You’d never expect such amazing food from the unassuming exterior, but you won’t be disappointed. Take a look at these other less expensive, but also very good Sushi Restaurants in Cedar Park.

Spare Birdie
1400 Discovery Blvd in Cedar Park
Spare Birdie is the newest addition to Cedar Park’s entertainment scene. Enjoy an active and fun-filled date night bowling, golfing, playing pool, sipping cocktails, eating delicious food and even watching live music. All in one cool place! After you have enjoyed yourself at Spare Birdie, you can take a romantic stroll around Town Center Lake. Who knows, maybe even find the perfect proposal spot?

Super Saps Thai Cuisine
12160 W Parmer Ln Unit 190 in Cedar Park
Another new addition to Cedar Park, this restaurant takes Thai food to a whole new level. It’s not our average Thai place. The beautiful, modern design elevates the experience to fine dining levels. Super Saps not only serves the freshest, most authentic Thai dishes, they also offer live entertainment and a full bar with excellent drinks. Follow them on Instagram for the latest happenings.

Sushi Moto
251 N Bell Blvd #105 in Cedar Park
Small and intimate locally owned sushi spot with the freshest and tastiest sushi in town. This is a little hidden gem only Cedar Park people know about.

Sushi to the Moon
15609 Ronald Reagan B-260 in Leander
This modern Japanese restaurant takes diners on a cosmic journey of bold flavors and creative dishes. Their extensive menu goes beyond traditional sushi, offering innovative rolls, tapas, bento boxes, and cooked entrees, catering to diverse palates. It is renowned for its focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients. They source their seafood sustainably and craft inventive rolls with seared scallops, avocado, mango and many more. The restaurant boasts a stylish ambiance with clean lines, warm lighting, and pops of modern decor. An energetic vibe makes it perfect for both intimate dinners and lively gatherings.

Sweetwater Oyster Bar
1500 E Whitestone Blvd Suite 200 in Cedar Park
Sweetwater is sure to become a local favorite for those who crave Oysters and fresh seafood. What’s more romantic than fresh oysters on the half shell? This is the perfect date night spot for ambience, service, excellent food and a fun bar menu.

Toasted Yolk Cafe
14105 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Cedar Park
Perfect brunch spot if you can only get a morning away. Enjoy chef-inspired creations made from locally sourced eggs, bacon, biscuits, and much more. Everything is made from scratch daily, even their sauces and dressings!

Tuscano
1525 Cypress Creek Road in Cedar Park
Toscano is the perfect place for a romantic dinner. White tablecloths and classy service add to the romantic ambiance. And Italian food is the food of love, right? Located in the old Gino’s location but nothing like Gino’s. They have an elevated menu of classic Italian and some dishes with a unique Texas flare. You need to give them a try! Half price bottles of wine on Wednesdays too!

Umiya Cedar Park
1540 Cypress Creek Road Suite 113 in Cedar Park
Japanese and Korean fare on an expansive menu. High backed booths add to the cozy vibe in the restaurant. It’s fairly quiet so you can actually have a conversation. The food is delicious and fresh. My favorite roll is the Popcorn Roll with fried crawfish on top.

Whip My Soul
11416 North FM 620 Unit F in Austin
Get your soul food fix at this family-owned soul food kitchen. Everything is made fresh and with lots of love. You can tell the passion and commitment the owner has to make delicious, soul-satisfying food. It’s craveable! The owners make their rounds making sure everyone is happy, making for a friendly and welcoming environment.

Z Tejas
14900 Avery Ranch Blvd B100 in Austin
Recently opened in the old Rotten Bunch location in Avery Ranch, it’s the Z Tejas you love but in a more intimate environment. Excellent cocktails and scratch made food, going back to their roots.

1890 Ranch Eateries & Cinema
1335 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park
There are some good options in the 1890 Ranch Shopping Center. Takara Sushi & Asian Bistro, Amy’s China Cuisine, and Eurasia Ramen.

 

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